German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won 33 percent of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia’s state election on Sunday, official projections showed.
The two most important prizes at this year’s Venice Biennale have gone to Germany for best exhibition pavilion and artist. The exhibition prize is considered one of the world’s most prestigious contempory art events.
More than 84,000 people in Germany suffer from HIV. In a country where contracting the virus no longer means certain death, the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe hopes to eradicate HIV diagnoses by raising awareness of HIV tests.
Austria’s grand coalition was on the brink of collapse Friday after Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, the de-facto leader of its center-right party, signaled he didn’t believe the government should continue.
A federal judge in California on Thursday said he would approve a $1.2 billion settlement between Volkswagen and the US authorities over the last 80,000 cars in the company’s emissions-cheating scandal.
The German economy expanded sharply in the first three months of 2017, adding to signs that economic recovery underway in the European powerhouse is gathering pace.
Germany on Friday demanded access to a female German journalist it said had been held in police custody in Turkey since last month without consular representation. In a development likely to further strain bilateral ties, foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said Turkish authorities had failed to inform Berlin about the detention of the reporter, Mesale Tolu. “That […]
For the World War II generation there was clarity. The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before — in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter how long it took or how many lives it cost. After the defeat of the Axis powers in 1945, however, Americans divided.
Since Germany ended obligatory military service in 2011, the armed forces have examined more than 2,500 cases of suspected right-wing extremists in their ranks.
US author Jonathan Franzen, known for best-sellers like “Freedom” and “The Corrections,” has been chosen for the Frank Schirrmacher Prize. Franzen was singled out for his “keen and versatile” grasp on contemporary life.